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by Denford Admin
Wed 19 Jun , 2013 8:58 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: microrouter post for mastercam
Replies: 3
Views: 2687

Re: microrouter post for mastercam

I think it will be a file which can be plugged in, or somehow added to the MasterCAM installation so that the Microrouter machine will appear as a post-process output option. This file will tell MasterCAM how to create gcode which will run on the Denford machine. There are other post files for Maste...
by Denford Admin
Wed 19 Jun , 2013 8:52 am
Forum: EasiMill / EasiTurn
Topic: Easimill TCN355 machine wiring schematics
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: Easimill machine wiring schematics

Thanks, it'd be great if you could zip them or .pdf them and post up here...anyone with an Heidenhain control would find them useful.
by Denford Admin
Tue 18 Jun , 2013 16:22 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: microrouter post for mastercam
Replies: 3
Views: 2687

Re: microrouter post for mastercam

MasterCAM was pretty good. I've only ever seen it used by someone else, but it looked very capable.
Imagine its bit dated and difficult to use by today's standards.
It'll still do all the things you need a Microrouter to do, if you can get to grips with it.
by Denford Admin
Mon 17 Jun , 2013 16:18 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: installing vr milling v2
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Re: installing vr milling v2

That's great, thanks for letting us know!
by Denford Admin
Mon 17 Jun , 2013 13:19 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: installing vr milling v2
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Re: installing vr milling v2

No it's fine on XP. It's a 32 bit setup so I don't know why it's complaining about a 16 bit program ? Try googling the exact error message - I remember having some issues with a 16-bit subsytem error message and think that was related to some other software which had been installed (maybe a virus ch...
by Denford Admin
Mon 17 Jun , 2013 9:24 am
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: chatter on the microturn
Replies: 3
Views: 2761

Re: chatter on the microturn

What material is it ?
Are you able to hold it on the tailstock ?
Have you got a new sharp tool and is the centre height set correctly ?
by Denford Admin
Mon 17 Jun , 2013 9:22 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: installing vr milling v2
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Re: installing vr milling v2

I've a feeling it could be related to older versions of XP - can you upgrade it to service pack SP3 and try again ?
by Denford Admin
Mon 17 Jun , 2013 9:20 am
Forum: ZeroCentre/ZeroTurn/ZeroBore
Topic: Zerocentre 4th axis
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Zerocentre 4th axis

There are lots of parameters related to the 4th axis but couldn't see any that enable it - couldn't see any 900 option bits either so it could be a standard feature (not an option) I'd imagine there are some 8000 parameters to set for the 4th axis motor type, see this post: http://www.denfordata.com...
by Denford Admin
Mon 17 Jun , 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Scantek 2000 scanturn and scanmill Information
Replies: 1
Views: 4931

Re: Scantek 2000 scanturn and scanmill Information

It will have run from VR Milling version 2. You can get it running fairly easily from a basic BOB and Mach if you don't want programmable spindle control Some links Baldor Nextstep Step and Direction pins - 96way connector http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2264 Baldor eurocard schemat...
by Denford Admin
Fri 14 Jun , 2013 8:47 am
Forum: StarMill
Topic: Seperating Head from Base
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Seperating Head from Base

ah is that what they are, yes they are. That's what I meant by "I'd also pull those pins out before they get bent !" They will have something like an M3 thread down the middle, screw something (preferably a pin extractor) into that and tap it out upwards You could fabricate something fairly easily ...
by Denford Admin
Thu 13 Jun , 2013 9:05 am
Forum: StarMill
Topic: Seperating Head from Base
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Seperating Head from Base

We think angel tech is right, a look at the Starmill asssembly drawings doesn't give us any more info. but the drive assembly is probably bolted to the column. I suspect you will have to get the whole thing out of the cabinet and get access to the back of the column, which will be open. There may be...
by Denford Admin
Thu 13 Jun , 2013 8:52 am
Forum: EasiMill / EasiTurn
Topic: Easimill TCN355 machine wiring schematics
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: Easimill machine wiring schematics

Sorry I've never seen any drawings for a Heidenhain version of that machine.
The best we have are the TNC manuals:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2256
by Denford Admin
Thu 13 Jun , 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Downloads
Topic: Heidenhain TNC 351- 355 Service Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 4233

Re: Heidenhain TNC 351- 355 Service Manual

Operating and programming manual is here:
viewtopic.php?p=3945
by Denford Admin
Wed 12 Jun , 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Spindle drive connection, Brown and Pestel
Replies: 25
Views: 5256

Re: Spindle drive connection, Brown and Pestel

I'm sure it'll be fine in the tray, the only thing to be wary of is positioning it to avoid dust, swarf etc getting blown into the drive.
by Denford Admin
Tue 11 Jun , 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Problems with T-nut Link Belt
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: Problems with T-nut Link Belt

The link from here has some good info on link belts... maybe a new one would be better?

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=2357
by Denford Admin
Mon 10 Jun , 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: TechSoft 2D Design
Topic: Techsoft 2d design V2 and Denford compact 1000 PRO and 2600
Replies: 3
Views: 2784

Re: Techsoft 2d design V2 and Denford compact 1000 PRO and 2

Direct support for Denford machines was removed by Techsoft after version 1.
Unless they have added it back in I don't know of any other way to get a design from Techsoft to cut on a Denford machine (apart from the .dxf route Martin mentioned)
by Denford Admin
Mon 10 Jun , 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Smartstep / linuxCNC / novamill control
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

Re: Smartstep / linuxCNC / novamill control

Stepper motors do get warm and even hot when at standstill. They take the same current whether moving or not - some intelligent drives can reduce the current when at standstill, but I'm don't think the Baldor drives have the ability. The timing spec's you are looking for will be related to the drive...
by Denford Admin
Fri 07 Jun , 2013 9:13 am
Forum: StarMill
Topic: Specification/Maunal for starmill
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

Re: Specification/Maunal for starmill

As far as I know, they are the same castings...Part number RM 1/301
by Denford Admin
Fri 07 Jun , 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Spindle drive connection, Brown and Pestel
Replies: 25
Views: 5256

Re: Spindle drive connection

Should work - not sure about the PWM input but this looks like the datasheet:
http://www.invertekdrives.com/variable- ... 2-12037-1K
by Denford Admin
Thu 06 Jun , 2013 15:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Spindle drive connection, Brown and Pestel
Replies: 25
Views: 5256

Re: Spindle drive connection

yes 0-10v is analogue - sometimes you get 3 terminals on a spindle drive: 0V, 10V and Speed Ref (Analogue IN). So you can wire up a Potentiometer...the middle pin normally the wiper which divides the voltage between 0 and 10V which then varies the speed of the motor.